Oh my gosh you guys, two words – mung beans – where have they been all my life?
They are delicious! I could not believe the amazing salad that was created yesterday, I need to use that emoticon with the two hearts as eyes because that was exactly how I felt when looking at it…..
I totes love this emoticon.
Anyways, this salad. It is so easy to make all you need is:
Cooked mung beans (soak about 1 cup mung beans overnight or for at least 6-8 hours, and then boil them before using).
**Please be sure to rinse the mung beans well to remove impurities**
Smoked salmon (optional)
Salt and pepper to flavour
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 minced clove garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
No measurements have been given because it really varies with whatever you would prefer to add more/less of!
Mix together all the ingredients in the salad and the dressing – and dig in!
Happy facts about mung beans:
* They are a great source of protein with approximately 3.16g of protein per cup.
* They are also a good source of vitamin C, folic acid and folate.
* Additionally, 1 cup of mung beans gives you about 5% of your recommended daily iron intake.
Hope you get the same heart eyes when you try this! 😉